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With all of the recent police force attacks I thought we could use a memoriam thread in honor of those who have given their lives in service of this country and our communities

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/15/massachusetts-police-officer-in-critical-condition-after-being-shot-reports-say.html

Massachusetts police officer killed after attacked with rock, shot with own gun, officials say

A Massachusetts police officer and an elderly woman were killed Sunday after a suspect attacked the officer with a rock, took his gun and shot him in the head and chest, officials said.

According to investigators, Lopes crashed a car he was driving and fled the scene on foot at approximately 7:30 a.m. Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney Greg Connor said Chesna discovered Lopes vandalizing a nearby house. When the officer drew his gun and commanded Lopes to stop, the suspect allegedly attacked Chesna with the stone and struck him in the head.

According to Connor, Lopes took Chesna's gun and fired it several times, striking the officer in the head and chest.

Weymouth police officers who responded to the scene returned fire, striking Lopes in his leg and knee.

Lopes again tried to escape as officers chased him, investigators said. They added that he fired Chesna's gun three times during the chase, killing the woman in the home.

Lopes was arrested and taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes said Chesna was a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who leaves behind a wife and two children, aged 4 and 9.

 

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/02/officers-killed-in-line-duty-in-2018.html

Since the start of 2018, at least 46 law enforcement officers across the U.S. have died while on duty -- with 28 of the deaths caused by gunfire.

Roughly 135 cops died in 2016, making it the deadliest year for police officers in at least five years, Fox News has found. While there were fewer deaths in 2017, the numbers weren’t much better: A total of 129 officers died last year. And 46 of those were caused by gunfire.

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May they all rest in peace. Here's a story about a Baltimore cop who is believed to have been shot by fellow officers the day before he was to testify against them in court.

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BALTIMORE OFFICER KILLED DAY BEFORE TESTIFYING AGAINST FELLOW COPS WAS USED IN SCHEME TO PLANT DRUGS, PROSECUTORS SAY

BY CHRISTAL HAYES ON 11/30/17 AT 4:42 PM
 

The Baltimore officer killed one day before testifying against a group of his fellow officers was unknowingly used in a scheme by other officers to plant drugs on a suspect. 

The new details add to the mystery surrounding Detective Sean Suiter's death—the only unsolved line-of-duty death in the department's history despite a $215,000 reward. Suiter was killed November 15 when going with his partner to investigate suspicious activity. He was shot in the head, according to The Baltimore Sun

Many have questioned the circumstances surrounding Suiter's death and now Baltimore City Council members are asking that the FBI investigate the shooting death. 

 

DEVELOPING: Feds say indicted officer set up Det. Suiter to find planted drugs; man incarcerated since 2010 released from prison; councilmen call on FBI to take over investigation into Suiter's killing http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-burley-gttf-suiter-20171130-story.html 

New charges have been filed by an indicted member of the Baltimore Police gun task force, alleging that in 2010 he planted drugs after a high-speed chase that ended with a death and told Det. Sean..."An independently conducted investigation would be the quickest way to provide the public and those who loved Det. Suiter with the answers they rightly deserve," Council President Bernard “Jack” Young and Councilman Brandon Scott wrote in a letter to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. 

For now, though, the police department's homicide unit is still heading the investigation into Suiter's death.

 

Authorities have continued to say there is no evidence to link his death with his scheduled testimony. 

On Thursday, a newly unsealed indictment was released that showed Suiter was used by other officers in a scheme to plant drugs on a suspect after a high-speed chase, The Sun reported. One officer placed heroin in the car then called Suiter over to investigate it because he was "clueless." 

Suiter was set to testify against the officer and several others, who were all part of the department's gun task force, which has since been disbanded. 

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Here's one (also from Baltimore) where three suspects ambushed a cop. A black undercover officer responded to help his brother in blue and was shot when the other cop saw him and thought he was a suspect.

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Chief Says Officer Colson ‘Mistaken As Armed Threat’ When Shot By Another Officer

By Rick RitterMarch 16, 2016 at 9:31 pm
Filed Under:Michael Ford
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJZ) — New revelations. Police say the Prince George’s County officer shot and killed during a chaotic gun battle was shot by a fellow officer who mistook him for a suspect.

The chief wants to make one thing clear–he does not believe an officer was intentionally trying to kill another. He described it as a chaotic scene that has many searching for answers.

The chilling death of Prince George’s County Officer Jacai Colson takes a wild turn–the department’s chief says the shot that killed Colson was deliberately fired by another officer, who mistook him for an armed suspect since he was undercover.

“I do not for a second believe that this was a police officer intentionally firing at another police officer,” said Chief Hank Stawinski, Prince George’s County Police Department.

The calls came in Sunday afternoon.

Horrifying pictures show Michael Ford armed outside the Prince George’s County police station–a rampage investigators say Ford planned and enlisted his brothers, Malik and Elijah, to record, as he expected to die.

“The environment was incredibly chaotic. We had officers under fire,” said Chief Stawinski.

All three brothers are being charged with attempted murder. The remaining two were denied bond at a court hearing Wednesday.

Malik passed out in court. His father talked about him, saying: “He didn’t pull the trigger. My son is a great person.” He added: “I’ve lost three kids in one shot.”

“This will be an interesting case to follow,” said Jeffrey Ian Ross, criminologist at the University of Baltimore.

Ross points at evidence many are now looking for.

“Where was each officer stationed? How far away were they? Did both officers know each other?” he said. “These are kinds of things that will hopefully be uncovered.”

A very active investigation, where plenty of questions remain unanswered.

All three brothers are being held without bond. Michael Ford still remains hospitalized.

Police have yet to publicly identify the officer who fired at Colson and say that officer still hasn’t provided a statement.

 
Rick RitterRick Ritter joined WJZ in May 2014. Born and raised in Philadelphia and South Jersey, Rick's thrilled to be working in the Northeast. Since...More from Rick Ritter
 

 

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If I was a cop, no way I'd do undercover duty. RIP.

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Officer Killed by Fellow Police

  • By ABC NEWS
O A K L A N D, Calif., Jan, 12

An undercover police officer who had cornered a fleeing suspect was shot and killed by fellow officers, Oakland Police Department officials said today.

Officer William Wilkins, who had been with the police force for seven years, was shot around 11 p.m. Thursday and died at Highland Hospital early today.

At a somber news conference, Lt. Paul Berlin of the Oakland Police Department said Wilkins, 29, was on a drug stakeout and was not in uniform when he spotted a stolen car speeding by.

Berlin said Wilkins caught the alleged car thief near the San Leandro border with Oakland. Wilkins was holding the suspect at gunpoint in a driveway when the two uniformed officers arrived.

At least one officer opened fire, and Wilkins was hit several times in the upper torso, Berlin said. He added that 11 shell casings were found at the scene. Berlin did not know if Wilkins returned the fire.

Little Experience

The two officers, who have been on the force for less than a year, tried to revive him. They were both were extremely traumatized by the incident, Berlin said.

It was unclear how Wilkins knew the car was stolen, or why the two officers were apparently unaware that an undercover operation was taking place in the area. Investigators are checking radio tapes, he said.

The alleged car thief is in custody and could face a murder charge in Wilkins' death, Berlin said.

Wilkins, who had been on the Oakland Police force for seven years, leaves a wife and 10-month-old son.

"Our sympathy goes out to the family," said Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, who attended the news conference. "This is the kind of tragedy we hope never happens."

 

 

 

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For the record, I have a lot of respect for the role of the police. I called them myself last month and eagerly participated in an investigation for another crime a week later. It's terrible when any of them dies in duty.

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On 7/15/2018 at 8:56 PM, Rocko said:

With all of the recent police force attacks I thought we could use a memoriam thread in honor of those who have given their lives in service of this country and our communities

If this is an honest thread and not some boot-licking authority-worshiping fetish, I nominate Samuel Whittemore.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Doug Carlton said:

If this is an honest thread and not some boot-licking authority-worshiping fetish, I nominate Samuel Whittemore.

 

 

What are you even talking about bro. Go away

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also Hezekiah Wyman , IF we are truly honoring those who have given their lives in service of this country and our communities

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3 hours ago, Doug Carlton said:

also Hezekiah Wyman , IF we are truly honoring those who have given their lives in service of this country and our communities

You brought your hackery into an in memoriam thread.  you are trash go away. 

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52 minutes ago, Boner said:

Aww, the troll is upset.  Sad times!

There are some things you just don't do. 

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1 minute ago, Rocko said:

There are some things you just don't do. 

Didn't you admit to trolling the board for months? Oh yeah, you did. Stop crying. Nobody cares about you or your feelings here.

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Mods can you go back and remove all of the posts Rocco made before his name change when he was performing his "experiment" on the board?

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56 minutes ago, Boner said:

Mods can you go back and remove all of the posts Rocco made before his name change when he was performing his "experiment" on the board?

What'd I miss?

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11 hours ago, Rocko said:

Mods can you please remove any posts not about the subject of the thread?  @Jpowers

the previous 2 posts I wrote are in memoriam/honor of those who have given their lives in service of this country and our communities

not about thread subject matter?

perhaps you meant something different?

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1 hour ago, Psychic Gibbon said:

 

OMG this could have been easily prevented! If we had open borders no one would have been murdered.

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